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Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW)

UHMW, also known as UHMW-PE (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene), is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic material, with a continuous use temperature range of up to 180° F (82° C).

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<p>Superior abrasion resistance</p>

Superior abrasion resistance

<p>Low coefficient of friction</p>

Low coefficient of friction

<p>Good corrosion resistance</p>

Good corrosion resistance

<p>Excellent impact strength</p>

Excellent impact strength

Product Options

Colors

Sheet and Rod: Natural, Black, Blue, Green | Tube: Natural, Black, Blue, Green

Grades
  • Bearing Grade
  • Ceramic Filled
  • FDA
  • Virgin
  • Glass Filled
  • Reprocessed
  • Oil Filled
  • Static Dissipative
  • UV Resistant
  • Anti Skid
  • Flame Retardant
  • High Temperature
  • Metal Detectable
Sizes
Shape
Sizes

Dimensions: 12″ x 12″ to 60″ x 120″
Thickness: 0.060″ – 6″

Diameter: 0.25″ – 10″
Length: 1′ – 10′

Outside Diameter: 0.875″ – 9.5″
Length: 5′ – 10′

Physical Properties

UNITSASTM Test
Tensile strength @ break @ 73°FpsiD6383,550 – 5,800
Flexural modulus @ 73°FpsiD79098,300 – 222,000
Izod impact (notched)ft-lbs/in of notchD2561.0 – 16
Deflection Temperature Under Load @ 264 psi°FD648154 – 173
Water absorption @ 73°F – 24 hours%D570<0.01
Coefficient of linear thermal expansion (CLTE)(in/in°F)D6966.8E-5 to 7.8E-5
Coefficient of frictionD18940.08 – 0.2

*Technical Data is provided courtesy of UL Prospector (www.ulprospector.com) and IAPD (www.IAPD.org).

Data is to be considered representative and is provided for guidance only. All product performance must be verified by the user under actual application conditions.

Suppliers / Brands

Polymer Industries
Rochling